Did you sustain a head injury in a recent accident that was someone else’s fault? Are you looking for head injury advice in Hyndburn, or are considering make a claim for personal injury compensation? If you are, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. With over 15 years’ experience, we’re a reputable, trusted name in personal injury advice and representation.
Head injury advice in Hyndburn
Head injuries are common injuries in road traffic accidents, contact sports, and falls. The injuries can be minor or severe, and the treatment and recovery will vary greatly depending on severity. Some people who sustain a head injury will stabilise quickly, while others will actually get worse over time.
Symptoms of head injury include:
- leaking cerebrospinal fluid from the nose, mouth or ear
- headache, nausea or dizziness
- memory loss
- difficulty speaking or staying awake
It’s obviously important that you are seen by a medical professional as soon as possible after a head injury, either by attending A&E or calling 999 emergency services. A doctor will examine you and check the severity of the injury, including any possible internal damage or secondary symptoms.
Most patients leave hospital within 48 hours, although if the injury is severe enough, it may take longer. It’s also likely that you’ll be advised to take enough time to properly recover, especially within the first week, as symptoms can sometimes appear or reappear once you’ve left hospital.
It’s important to take it easy and recover, which means no strenuous activity, including sports, manual work etc. This could mean taking time off work, which leads us to the possible financial costs of head injuries.
The cost of head injuries
Time off work can lead to a loss of earnings, if you’re on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay, for example. You may also incur other costs such as medical bills or fees for medication, travel expenses, or the costs of personal care or help around the home if your injury has been debilitating.
Since these costs can add up and lead to financial difficulty, government legislation is in place to ensure that you are entitled to make a claim for compensation if the accident was someone else’s fault and took place within the last 3 years.
Accident Advice Helpline – reputable help and advice
If you’re looking for compensation for head injury advice in Hyndburn or elsewhere in the UK, we have over 15 years of experience in the field of personal injury advice, and with a team of in house lawyers all working on a no win no fee basis, we can offer you advice and representation at no upfront cost.
To make a claim, call us TODAY on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile).